The Association of Global Automakers' Director of Environment and Energy, Julia Rege, testified at the California Air Resources Board's (CARB) September 28, 2018, meeting in opposition to CARB's proposed action to clarify the deemed to comply provision that allows compliance with the California greenhouse gas standards through compliance with the national program. In specific, Global Automakers asked the board to defer action on its vote to allow for ongoing discussions on a unified national program and to allow time for CARB to address several issues with its regulations that would impact feasibility and implementation. Global Automakers also raised the need for a waiver for these standards.
In addition, Global Automakers reiterated our messages from the earlier testimony at the SAFE NPRM hearing on September 24, 2018, including:
- Our commitment to a national program that includes California.
- The need to continue to build on the progress we’ve made to date and are having a national program with meaningful and steady annual improvements in fuel efficiency.
- The need for a regulatory framework that supports compliance flexibility and encourages innovation and investment in advanced technologies.
In addition to the testimony, Global Automakers submitted detailed comments to CARB in advance of the hearing.